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PSYC 3337 Culture and Mental Health (Fall/Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course begins with an extended introduction to the concept of culture, including critical examination of a wide range of prevailing definitions. The ways in which features of culture affect both psychological well-being and mental illness are considered next. Students are familiarized with the core features of some of the cultures that are represented predominantly within the cultural mosaic of the Boston area. The course concludes with an exploration of how these features of culture influence both openness to psychological intervention and the optimal way of providing psychological assistance.

Instructor(s): Barry Schneider

Prerequisites: PSYC2234.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17